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Air Force Academy Installs Vitec IPTV System

System distributes content to digital signage, conference and collaboration rooms

One of the collaboration rooms with a two-way video conferencing set-up employing the Vitec EZ TV IPTV system.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–The Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development has deployed Vitec’s EZ TV IPTV system to deliver live and on-demand streaming content to its students. The schools, a 45,000 square-foot learning space for the school’s cadets, installed the system with a minimal amount of wiring, along with support for future additional inputs or outputs and a variety of programming.

The Vitec IPTV systems takes inputs from the CCLD department director’s conference room, a Blu-ray player, training videos, a camera and mic feed from the auditorium and satellite and cable feeds. The signals are distributed to five 65-inch flat panel displays in the building’s hallways, 10 collaboration rooms used for two-way video conferencing and 10 conference room displays with set-top boxes.

The EZ TV platform supports MPEG-1/2/4, H.264 and H.265 for live and on-demand streams. Video assets and distribution streams have the option to be secured with AES 256/128-bit encryption and Microsoft Active Directory is integrated into the IPTV platform so administrators can select users. A real-time dashboard also exists for analytics on consumption, user activity and network bandwidth utilization.